Today’s Comics Guide: January 7, 2013

Monday, January 7, 2013


• Want to help Peter David while he recovers from his stroke? Here’s how. In other news, his wife, Kathleen, reports that he took a few steps yesterday and then sat up in a chair.

• Continuing with our thread of comics-related questions from the weekend, how was your weekend? What comics did you read? Tell us in the “Leave a Reply” area below.

This Weekend’s Panel Quiz Answer

The Over-Mind’s first line in comics was, “And they never suspected a thing.” He said it in Fantastic Four #113 (Aug 71).

Today’s Panel Quiz

Whose first line in comics was “Even your limitless strength cannot save you from me, Hulk!”?

Born Today

Foxy Grandpa (1900), comic strip

Charles Addams (1912), cartoonist

Buck Rogers (1929), comic strip

Tarzan (1929), comic strip

Flash Gordon (1934), comic strip

Jungle Jim (1934), comic strip

Werner Wejp-Olsen (1938), cartoonist

Jay Lynch (1945), comics writer and artist

Kevin J. Dooley (1953), comics editor

Bob Wiacek (1953), comics artist

Karl Kesel (1959), comics artist

Aaron A. Lopresti (1964), comics artist

Heather McAdams (1967), cartoonist

Jim McCann (1974), comics writer and publicist

Baby Blues (1990), comic strip

Birthdays 2 Weeks from Now

Shannon Eric Denton, comics artist

Jim Unger (1940), cartoonist

Rich Rankin (1954), comics inker

Mark Martin (1956), comics writer and artist

Bob Weber Jr. (1957), comics artist

Bill Riling (1958), comics writer and artist

Today’s Flashbacks

75 yrs Jan 7, 1938 Cartoonist Werner Wejp-Olsen is born.

60 yrs Jan 7, 1953 Writer-editor Kevin J. Dooley is born. His editing includes stints at Amazing Heroes and DC.

60 yrs Jan 7, 1953 Writer-artist Bob Wiacek is born. He begins his comics career as one of the “Crusty Bunkers” and eventually inks for DC, Marvel, Dark Horse, and Valiant.


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Jan 12-13 New Mexico: Albuquerque. Albuquerque Comic Con.

Jan 12-13 North Carolina: Raleigh. Toy, Hobby & Sportscard Show.

Jan 12 Indiana: South Bend. ComicCon.

Jan 13 California: Los Angeles. Comic Book & Science Fiction Convention.

Jan 13 Georgia: McDonough. Atlanta South Comic Con.

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